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README for Bots & Bytes Fall 2019

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Bots & Bytes Fall 2019

Teaching the Raspberry Pi in Six Modules

A Volunteer Project for the MakerPlace @ the Midland Public Library

Visit the Bots & Bytes GitHub Pages

Or use this tinyurl https://tinyurl.com/yyaxnwjg

Build and/or view the pages on your local computer

First time preparation

  1. Install Ruby with development tools
  2. gem install bundle bundler jekyll
  3. In this directory: bundle install

To serve the pages locally

To create PDFs from the Markdown (*.md) Files


See the note at the top of bots+bytes-pdf.cmd and obtain and install the described tools. Then, in this directory, execute bots+bytes-pdf.cmd


See the note at the top of bots+bytes-pdf.cmd for the required packages, and make sure they are installed. Then, in this directory, execute bots+bytes-pdf.sh

Licensing Note

Unless otherwise specified, everything in this repository is covered by the following licence: Creative Commons
License because the projects from which we borrow text and images are licensed under these terms.


  • If you don’t have online edit access, please open an issue requesting commit access.

  • If you need a WYSIWG editor for Markdown Mark Text is pretty convenient if a little quirky, and is available for all major platforms

  • Atom is a general purpose editor with packages that provide excellent support for Markdown (not WYSIWG but does have a preview that updates as you edit), along with built-in support for GitHub.


This series is aimed at a 9 to 11 year old audience in Ontario, Canada (originally a somewhat older audience was expected so you’ll notice that a shift in the presentation toward accommodating the younger members of the group), and their parents. Some references may not apply elsewhere (the US-style keyboard in the copy-paste handout, for instance would have be updated if the series were to be used in a region with a different standard keyboard).